Gmo Essay

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A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism that has had their genetic make-up altered. The most common organisms that are genetically modified are plants and animals. But, some bacteria and other organisms can be genetically altered, or modified. The genetic modification process starts when genes from two different organisms are crossed forcibly. Since, the organisms are having their genes transferred; they are often called ‘transgenic’ organisms. This process to create the GMO’s is often labeled as Genetic Engineering (GE) in addition to Genetic Modification (GM). The GE process is done in a variety of ways, depending on the organism. For example, the new genes may be put into viruses and then given to the organisms or they may…show more content…
This was the short term impact but in the long-term, an appeal was filed when the case was dropped back in February 2012. The farmers are still demanding an appeal and won’t stop until they get one. Another impact of the Monsanto seeds being produced is on the environmental scale. When Monsanto uses these weed killers and other chemicals, they still can settle on the crop. Then when consumers, eat or use this crop we are consuming the chemicals as well. This has not been researched enough to know what specific impacts consuming these chemicals will have on our body. Although, consuming chemicals can in no way be healthy for the human body. Now, whether or not Monsanto and other companies should stop producing corn using this type of seed isn’t going to ever have a clear-cut, yes-or-no answer but at a glance the risks far outweigh any benefits we could ever get from this. Every GMO is different though, and for every organism that is modified there is an intriguing debate to be had about it. Bibliography: Farmers vs. Monsanto, Round 2 -. N.p., 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. <http://inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/14399/farmers_vs._monsanto_round_2/>. "GE Food." The True Food Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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